Dr Lance Nash relocated to South Africa from New England in 1995. He was soon joined by daughter Mary-Lou and Rhenosterkop Farm became home to the Nash family, their Ngunis, olive groves and vineyards.24 years and 18 vintages later the Nash family’s roots are firmly embedded in Boland soil. Mary-Lou has 2 South African born daughters. Francesca (15) is in grade 10 in La Rochelle Girls High school and enjoys many cultural activities such as piano, choir and many more instruments and cultural activities. She is also on the athletics team in her favourite event, javelin. Hana (17) is a very sporty girl and does incredibly well in any sport she does, including, netball, athletics and swimming.
All the wine releases have received accolades and Mary-Lou was one of five finalists for the 2006 Woman Wine Maker of the year, finalist in 2007 for her Shiraz in Diners Club Winemaker of the year, achieved Cape Wine Master status in 2011, and was again a finalist in Dinersclub Winemaker of the Year 2013. Lance is actively involved in restoring biodiversity to the winelands and Rhenosterkop Farm has 184ha of its 240ha is covered with pristine Renosterveld.
The 2013 vintage is about to be launched and before you know it’ll be one of the family’s favourite times of year – harvest time!